First International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 90)

Kobe, Japan
November 18-22, 1990

A Comparison of the Articulation of the Chinese /i,l,l/ by Chinese and Japanese Speakers

Jingxu Cui, Shuichi Itahashi

Institute of Information Sciences and Electronics, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

This paper compares the articulation features of the vowel phonemes /i,/,l/ of Standard Chinese by Chinese and Japanese speakers. The Chinese speech samples: were taken from a phonetic database of Chinese speech sounds [1], the Japanese materials were from sound recordings of Japanese students who were studying Standard Chinese at the Beijing Language Institute [2]. They were analyzed by the LPC method. The spectra of the vowels by Chinese and Japanese speakers were analysed. The articulation defects which appeared in the learners' spectra are discussed from the viewpoint of the influence of the mother language and the articulation methods.

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Bibliographic reference.  Cui, Jingxu / Itahashi, Shuichi (1990): "A comparison of the articulation of the Chinese /i,l,l/ by Chinese and Japanese speakers", In ICSLP-1990, 629-632.